Practice Profile: Plincke

Plincke are an established design consultancy with core skills in landscape architecture and urban design of public spaces, parks, gardens, green infrastructure and urban ecology.

We have a 23-year track record of providing innovative client and user focused solutions, through the synthesis of research and design, with studios in Manchester and London. Projects are hands on and led from the front by directors and senior staff.

Consistent in all our work is our commitment to research, engage with, and understand specific site qualities and how these interface with project objectives and aspirations.

We seek to create external spaces with a strong and vibrant identity. Design solutions seek to balance human needs and cultural assets with the protection and enhancement of nature.

Our approach requires that design interventions be proposed with confidence, particularly in relation to contextual relationships. Our work in the educational and cultural arena has often focused on increasing intellectual and physical access where applicable whilst conserving the site’s individual identity.

We believe a key aspect to successful partnering is the clear communication of ideas whose merits both embrace the potential of the project and are readily understandable.

The communication skills of the team are extremely high. We achieve this by working closely with the Architect and the wider project team at an early stage, informing and responding to the architects design, embedding external design considerations into the overall strategy.

During detail design we work closely with the contractor, specialists, manufacturers and nurseries to ensure quality of materials, robustness, longevity and cost effective solutions.

Our Manchester team has recently been involved in projects including competition wins for major University campus transformations, new education and public realm proposals; as well as a growing regeneration and housing portfolio. Plincke have also acted as Lead Consultant successfully securing HLF funding for major heritage schemes.


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